Action Against Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Notice – 20th July 2021: We have decided that, for the safety of our staff and clients visiting us, that we intend to keep the rules we have in place for people attending our offices.

Please ensure you wear a face mask and we shall take your temperature on entry. Please do not come along if you present with symptoms. Thank you for your understanding.

Coronavirus Notice – 18th May 2021: We have been pleased to see how the country is opening up and, whilst things still seem uncertain, we remain hopeful that further restrictions will be lifted soon when it is safe to do so. This is why we have made the decision for now to remain open to clients and staff, on a restricted basis. We shall continue to see clients in the office, by appointment only, although we have put in place measures where we shall have further appointments available to facilitate those clients who needs face to face appointments.

For those who are still happy to work with us remotely, we have the full infrastructure still in place to conduct appointments by telephone and video platform, and we will continue to offer appointments this way. Please call 01630 652405 to make appointments in the usual way, and we shall look forward to seeing you then.

Coronavirus Notice – 7th April 2021: Our offices will reopen to clients on an appointment only basis from Monday 12th April 2021. If you wish to make an appointment to come in, please telephone 01630 652405. For the ongoing protection of our staff and clients, we can only accept visitors to the office who have made a pre-arranged appointment and who will be prepared to undergo a temperature test.

You can still, however, contact the person handling your case by email and telephone in the usual way. We continue to offer the same legal services, with our staff sometimes working remotely and sometimes in the office, on a rota basis.

We would ask for documents and any payments to be transmitted to us electronically where possible. Please see our website for updates on our policy in line with government advice.

We wish to reassure clients that we have in place a good, working infrastructure to enable us to work remotely with ease, and to continue to meet the standards our clients expect of us.

Over the last year, we have put in practice the new techniques and platforms we have learned to deliver our advice, take instructions and execute documents, as well as lodge court papers and attend court hearings. We continue to offer the same high standards competently, and with no disruptions.

If you have legal issues you want to discuss or resolve, we would say do not let the virus stop you from taking initial legal advice about it. We can still make a Will for you. We can progress the purchase or sale of residential property for you. We can still advise about family law issues. etc. We offer tailored initial advice whether face to face or at a telephone appointment, which should give you the knowledge and information you need to make the right decisions for you and your family.

We will continue to review our practices and procedures in light of Covid-19, with the objective always being to achieve ‘business as usual’.

Please call us on 01630 652405 if you need legal advice and assistance with an existing or new legal matter, and we shall be pleased to help you. Thank you.

These times are tough for us all. We have collated some links, which please see below, which we hope you will find useful, should you feel that you would benefit from further information or assistance at this unprecedented time.

Update – 5th January 2021: In line with government advice we have temporarily closed our offices in a combined effort with the rest of our nation to help slow down the spread of COVID-19 .

We have put in place a raft of measures that enable us to continue to meet the standards our clients expect of us, and to continue to offer a catalogue of high street legal services to existing and new clients alike.

Our staff will be working remotely. You can still contact the person handling the case by email and telephone in the usual way. We would ask for documents and any payments to be transmitted to us electronically where possible. We can also offer tailored initial advice at a telephone appointment, which should give you the knowledge and information you need to make the right decisions for you and your family.

We will continue to review our practices and procedures in light of Covid-19, with the objective always being to achieve ‘business as usual’.

Please call us on 01630 652405 if you need legal advice and assistance with an existing or new legal matter, and we shall be pleased to help you. Thank you.

Coronavirus Notice – 1st December 2020: Our offices will reopen to clients on an appointment only basis from Monday 7th December. If you wish to make an appointment to come in, please telephone 01630 652405.

You can still, however, contact the person handling your case by email and telephone in the usual way. We continue to offer the same legal services, with our staff sometimes working remotely and sometimes in the office, on a rota basis.

We would ask for documents and any payments to be transmitted to us electronically where possible. Please see our website for updates on our policy in line with government advice.

Thank you.

Update – 3rd November 2020: Further to the government’s announcement, we shall temporarily close our offices to clients from 5th November for 1 month. We regret that we cannot offer face to face appointments at this time or accept any ad hoc visits to the office from clients.

We wish to reassure clients that we have in place a good, working infrastructure to enable us to shift our working to remote working with ease. This will enable us to continue to meet the standards our clients expect of us, and to continue to offer a catalogue of high street legal services to existing and new clients alike.

Over the last few months, we have put in practice the new techniques and platforms we have learned to deliver our advice, take instructions and execute documents, as well as lodge court papers and attend court hearings. We will continue to offer the same high standards competently, and with no disruptions.

Our staff will be working remotely during this second lockdown. You can still contact the person handling the case by email and telephone in the usual way. We would ask for documents and any payments to be transmitted to us electronically where possible.

Please contact us by email or telephone during this time and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

If you have legal issues you want to discuss or resolve, we would say do not let the virus stop you from taking initial legal advice about it. We can still make a Will for you. We can progress the purchase or sale of residential property for you. We can still advise about family law issues. etc.
We can offer tailored initial advice at a telephone appointment, which should give you the knowledge and information you need to make the right decisions for you and your family.

We will continue to review our practices and procedures in light of Covid-19, with the objective always being to achieve ‘business as usual’.

Please call us on 01630 652405 if you need legal advice and assistance with an existing or new legal matter, and we shall be pleased to help you. Thank you.

These times are tough for us all. We have collated some links, which please see below, which we hope you will find useful, should you feel that you would benefit from further information or assistance at this unprecedented time.

Wednesday 17th June 2020: Following the government allowing some non-essential shops and other retail businesses to reopen this week, we have considered what is best for our staff and our clients.

Although some of the services that we offer have essential, key worker status, we are able to provide these, for the most part, without having to reopen the office.

We have therefore decided to keep the office closed to clients for the time being. This is a purely precautionary measure and, while we are extremely keen to get back to business as usual, for safety’s sake we shall continue to err on the side of caution. We are aiming to review the situation during July, with the aim of possibly reopening the office to clients, by appointment only, on Monday 3rd August.

However, while our office remains closed, we remain firmly open for business. Over the past few months, we have gone to great lengths to ensure that we can continue to offer you the high-quality legal services that you have come to expect from us, and that will remain in place.

For all enquiries to do with Conveyancing and Property, Divorce and Children matters, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Estates, please call 01630 652405.

On Sunday 10th May new guidance and measures were announced by the government. The updated message from the government is that people should work from home if they can but, if they cannot, people should be actively encouraged to go to work.

We do not consider that this new message changes the situation for us at this time. We continue to maintain skeleton staff in the office, and we do so under a risk assessment we have performed and measures we have put in place in the office to keep staff safe. At the moment our offices shall remain closed to clients, and we shall continue to operate as we have done since the lockdown was first announced.

We continue to review our policies and procedures and we shall take our decisions in line with government and PHE guidance, as and when new guidance and measures are announced.

Update – 24th March 2020: In line with government advice we have temporarily closed our offices in a combined effort with the rest of our nation to curb the effects of Covid-19. It is a sad day, but the right thing to do to protect our staff and our clients.

In the days leading up to this decision, we have put in place a raft of measures that enable us to continue to meet the standards our clients expect of us, and to continue to offer a catalogue of high street legal services to existing and new clients alike.

Our staff will be working remotely. You can still contact the person handling the case by email and telephone in the usual way. We would ask for documents and any payments to be transmitted to us electronically where possible.

We have learned of new techniques and platforms to deliver our advice, take instructions and execute documents, as well as lodge court papers and attend court hearings. We will continue to offer the same high standards.. in a different way.

If you email us, please note that our staff may be working a shift pattern and not necessarily be online at the time you contact us. We will get back to you as soon as we can. If you telephone us on our main number, you will be given a number to call for each of our departments, and your call will be diverted to a manned mobile phone. We are now working some evenings, and this may be more convenient.

If you have legal issues you want to discuss or resolve, we would say do not let the virus stop you from taking initial legal advice about it. We can still make a Will for you. We can progress the purchase or sale of residential property for you. We can still advise about family law issues. etc.

We can offer tailored initial advice at a telephone appointment, which should give you the knowledge and information you need to make the right decisions for you and your family.

We will continue to review our practices and procedures in light of Covid-19, with the objective always being to achieve ‘business as usual’.

Please call us on 01630 652405 if you need legal advice and assistance with an existing or new legal matter, and we shall be pleased to help you. Thank you.

These times are tough for us all. We have collated some links which we hope you will find useful, should you feel that you would benefit from further information or assistance at this unprecedented time.